Job Title: Bookseller
On your nightstand now: Love Anthony by Lisa Genova.
Favorite book when you were a child: Elsie Dinsmore.
Your top five authors: John Irving, Willa Cather, Wallace Stegner, Abraham Verghese, Barbara Kingsolver.
Book you've faked reading: The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough.
Book you are an evangelist for: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
Book you've bought for the cover: Sarah's Key by Tatiana deRosnay.
Book that changed your life: Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.
Favorite line from a book: "After all, tomorrow is another day." from Gone With the Wind.
Book you most want to read again for the first time: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
Book you'd take with you to a desert island: 101 Famous Poems.
Favorite quotation: "Approach thy grave like oe who wraps the drapery of the couch around him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
Best way to spend a weekend: Browse the shops, relax on patio, church & brunch, Masterpiece Theater.
Favorite Vacation Destination: Transatlantic cruise.
Window or Aisle: Aisle.
What is the first giveaway that a book is going to be good: Pages of endorsements by news media and others.
Best TV or Movie adaptation of a book: Kurt Wallander series on TV (by Henning Mankell).
Book character you would like to play in a movie: Maria in My Fair Lady.
Margaret's Recent Reviews
Rebecca Winter, at the age of 60, is about to discover the truth of that profound statement. Her early fame as a photographer is waning, divorce comes about, aging parents need care, and finances are dwindling.
To regain some financial stability, Rebecca rents her Manhattan condo and takes a year's lease on a rustic cabin in the woods...with surprising results. Her photographic skills are enhanced and new relationships are formed with very ordinary people, transforming her life.
Anna Quindlen is a master storyteller, developing characters we care about in beautiful prose, leading us to believe truly that it is never too late to embrace life's second chances.
After reading this delightful book, the reader will surely revisit with new appreciation some of Stevenson's classics, such as Treasure Island and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You are in for a treat!